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Posted: May 05 2008,21:51 QUOTE

what is the difference between the ext2 filesys and the journalized ext3 filesys, and what is better to use?

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Posted: May 06 2008,01:15 QUOTE

ext3 seems to be better when it comes to preventing fragmentation, which can result in corrupted files, but DSL will still mount a root ext3 filesystem as ext2.  As far as I know, though, recent improvements to DSL now allow for checking the ext filesystem during boot, which should help prevent these problems.

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Posted: May 06 2008,18:11 QUOTE

Journalizing file system only makes sense when deployed on real hard drives.

DSL basically runs from ram and compressed KNOPPIX image, i.e., a worm device. Therefore, it is not efficient to use ext3.

I know some do a traditional hard drive installation, and or a hybrid (persistent). But that is not the default nor design goal of DSL.

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